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March 19, 2019

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to allay EU concerns

This post was originally published on this siteAlphabet’s Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.
March 19, 2019

Franco-German startup Doctolib gets unicorn status with 150 million-euro fundraising

This post was originally published on this siteFranco-German start-up Doctolib, an online booking platform for doctors, has raised 150 million euros from a pool of investors led by U.S. venture capital giant General Atlantic, it said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Lyft’s IPO oversubscribed on road show’s second day: sources

This post was originally published on this siteLyft Inc’s initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content.
March 19, 2019

Exclusive: Lyft’s IPO oversubscribed after two days – sources

This post was originally published on this siteLyft Inc’s initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Exclusive: Lyft’s IPO already oversubscribed – sources

This post was originally published on this siteLyft Inc’s initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

This post was originally published on this siteAlphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers.
March 19, 2019

Google announces Stadia video game streaming service

This post was originally published on this siteAlphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday a video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers.
March 19, 2019

ACLU reaches settlement with Facebook on discriminatory ads

This post was originally published on this siteThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said on Tuesday as part of a settlement with Facebook Inc the social network will make changes to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing and credit ads.
March 19, 2019

Instagram adds shopping feature for U.S. users

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Aluminum maker Hydro battles to contain ransomware attack

This post was originally published on this siteNorsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, battled on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which halted parts of its production, the latest example of the damage hackers can cause to business and industry.
March 19, 2019

Instagram adds new feature to let U.S. users shop direct via app

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook Inc’s Instagram began trialing a feature on Tuesday that lets U.S. users shop directly for products from the photo sharing app by adding a ‘checkout’ feature on items tagged for sale, the company said.
March 19, 2019

Israeli agriculture tech fund Copia raises $27 million

This post was originally published on this siteIsrael’s Copia Agro and Food Technologies Fund said on Tuesday it raised $27 million in a funding from institutional and private investors and companies in Israel, Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.
March 19, 2019

Hackers hit aluminum maker Hydro, knock some plants offline

This post was originally published on this siteNorsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, battled on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminum prices higher.
March 19, 2019

New entrant makes early running in German 5G auction

This post was originally published on this siteGermany’s auction of spectrum for 5G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding on Tuesday with prospective new entrant 1&1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies it covets.
March 19, 2019

Norway says Norsk Hydro has been exposed to LockerGoga ransomware attack

This post was originally published on this siteAluminum producer Norsk Hydro has been exposed to a LockerGoga ransomware attack, a spokesman for the Norwegian National Security Authority, in charge of cyber security, told Reuters on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Hackers demanded ransom money from Norsk Hydro to stop cyber attack: NRK

This post was originally published on this siteHackers demanded ransom money from Norsk Hydro to stop an ongoing cyber attack on its IT systems, public broadcaster NRK reported on its website, citing a message sent by the Norwegian National Centre for Cybersecurity.
March 19, 2019

Nvidia, Israel’s Cognata to partner on self-driving simulations

This post was originally published on this siteIsrael-based Cognata, a developer of simulation platforms for self-driving cars, said on Tuesday it was partnering with U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp to speed up testing and validation for autonomous driving.
March 19, 2019

Instagram adds new feature to let U.S. users shop via app

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook Inc’s Instagram will now let U.S. users to shop products directly from the photo sharing app by adding a ‘checkout’ feature on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

Aluminum producer Hydro hit by cyber attack, shuts some plants

This post was originally published on this siteNorsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, was battling on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminum prices higher.
March 19, 2019

Game maker Rovio ventures into augmented reality with new Angry Birds game

This post was originally published on this siteFinnish game company Rovio released an augmented reality game called Angry Birds Isle of Pigs, developed together with Swedish game studio Resolution Games for Apple’s mobile devices, the Finnish games developer said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

China smartphone maker Xiaomi beats profit view, sees more global expansion

This post was originally published on this siteChinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter net profit more than tripled to 1.85 billion yuan ($275.59 million), on stronger revenue.
March 19, 2019

Norsk Hydro shuts some extrusion plants due cyber attack

This post was originally published on this siteAluminum maker Norsk Hydro has closed down some of its metal extrusion plants due to a cyber attack on its operations, it said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2019

China’s Evergrande says to start making electric vehicles in June

This post was originally published on this siteChinese property firm Evergrande Group will start producing its first electric vehicles in June as part of a goal to become the world’s largest new energy vehicle (NEV) company within the next three to five years, according to its chairman.